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past gone by in time; not current. [16 definitions]
pasta a food made from flour, eggs, and water and often dried in various thin forms, such as macaroni or spaghetti. [2 definitions]
paste1 a mixture of flour or starch, water, and often other ingredients, used as an adhesive for light materials such as paper. [7 definitions]
paste2 (informal) to hit (a person) hard. [2 definitions]
pasteboard a stiff, thin material made of layers of paper pasted together, or of paper or wood pulp pressed together and solidified with paste; paperboard.
pastel a pale, soft color such as light pink, light blue, or light yellow. [5 definitions]
pastern the part of an equine animal's foot that lies between the fetlock and hoof.
paste-up a piece of cardboard or heavy paper on which type or artwork is pasted for making a printing plate.
pasteurize to heat (milk, cheese, beer, or the like) to a high temperature for a certain period in order to kill most of the harmful bacteria and retard fermentation.
pastiche a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.
pastille a hard, flavored piece of candy, or a lozenge.
pastime an activity that makes the time pass pleasantly.
pastless combined form of past.
past master a person who has a great deal of skill, expertise, or experience at some craft, art, or the like.
pastor a minister or priest in charge of a church or congregation.
pastoral of or relating to shepherds. [6 definitions]
pastorale a musical work for instruments or voices, concerning or suggestive of simple, pleasant country life.
pastoralist one who writes in the pastoral tradition.
pastorate the position, duties, or tenure of a pastor. [2 definitions]
past participle a participle that either indicates a completed action or past state, such as "broken" in "I have broken my arm," or serves as an adjective, as "broken" in "a broken toy".
past perfect a verb tense that indicates that an action or state was completed at some indefinite time before a moment in the past, as in "They had already gone". [2 definitions]